May 2018 Member Spotlight: Russel Antcliff

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In the member spotlight this month, I’m delighted to introduce you to Russel Antcliff, the photographer behind the ‘A Wonderful Organ’ shot which won the “Wonder” Photo Contest!

Read on to find out how Russel got into photography, what inspires him, where in the world he would most like to photograph and more!

Meet Russel

Where are you from and how long have you been living in Oxford?

I was born in Bury and have been working / living in Oxford since 2011.

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Blue and green wheelie bins, green leaves, Oxford, UK.

What’s your story? How did you get into photography?

I have only actually owned a camera since December, before that I was just taking pictures with my phone. I see so many things that I think are beautiful and I can’t help taking pictures of them.

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Silver, yellow, blue, and green wheelie bins, Bratislava, Slovakia.

What is your favourite subject to photograph?

Wheelie bins.

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Red wheelie bins, pink wall, Oxford, UK.

What do you think is key to taking a good photo?

Purity of intention, don’t take a picture because you think other people might like it, take it only because you truly love it and believe in its beauty.

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Green wheelie bin and green and brown buildings, Oxford, UK.

Where do you find your photography inspiration? What motivates you?

Wheelie bins.

Where in the world would you most like to photograph?

I could go anywhere in the world and I am sure I would find something I thought was beautiful and I wanted to photograph, I hear most of the wheelie bins in the UK are produced in Telford, so I will say there.

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Green wheelie bins and Pepsi hut, Skopje, Macedonia.

What is your experience of Oxford Photo Walk?

It’s a fun occasion and a great chance for people with a shared passion to get together!

Thank you

I’d like to thank Russel for sharing his story and a few of his favourite wheelie bins photographs from around the world with us.

Like what you see?

Then you can see more of Russel’s work on his Instagram.

If you have any questions or comments for Russel, please feel free to leave a comment below, send us an email or ask him in person at the next photo walk.
All the best,
Luis

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